We wanted a seamless, easy to clean surface without grout lines, which are very difficult to keep clean in this type of setting
Maple Shade, NJ (Vocus) January 21, 2010
In October, Stonhard, world leader in seamless floor, wall and lining systems, installed nearly 11,000 square feet of floors at the new District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office in Orlando, Florida. District Nine is also the backdrop for the hit Discovery Health network show, Dr. G., Medical Examiner.
After storage became a challenge at their previous location, District Nine constructed a brand new, 40,000 square foot facility. Planners for the new building sought floors that could stand up to the harsh conditions of that type of environment -- temperature extremes, bodily fluid and chemical exposure, frequent cleaning and heavy cart traffic. “We wanted a seamless, easy to clean surface without grout lines, which are very difficult to keep clean in this type of setting,” said Steven Hanson, Chief Investigator/Forensic Services Program Manager at District Nine. The “green” aspect of the product was also important, as the new facility aimed for LEED silver certification.
Stonhard was able to provide floors to meet all of District Nine’s needs. In the autopsy areas, Stonhard installed Stonblend GSI-G, an epoxy mortar system using 12% recycled glass aggregate, which contributes to the striking, terrazzo-like appearance and creates a long-lasting, easy to clean, chemical and wear resistant floor. In coolers and decomp areas, Stonhard installed Stontec TRF, a mortar-based urethane system that incorporates decorative flakes for a smooth, durable, stain and temperature resistant, sanitary surface.
When the new facility began full operation, Stonhard floors were put to the test. So far, everyone at District Nine seems happy with the results. “There were a few minor challenges with the facility that were quickly resolved by the Stonhard manager on the project,” said Steven, which is testimony to Stonhard’s ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction that includes a single source warranty on both products and installation.
For more information on Stonhard’s complete line of seamless, high performance floor systems visit us at http://www.stonhard.com or call 800.257.7953. Stonhard is a member of the United States Green Building Council.